April 19, 2015, during the “V Jornadas de Cello” in Huesca, Antonio Ballestín is commissioned to write an arrangement of the famous theme by Alaska y Dinarama titled “Ni tú ni nadie (Mil Campanas”, to be played by an orchestra of about 40 Cellos at all levels.
In April 2015, finally goes on sale “Highway Soundscapes” by Antonio Ballestín,a piece for percussion ensemble award at the contest Composition / Percussion Italy Pas 2012. The edition is provided by HoneyRock Editions (USA), with illustration Javier Aparicio Frago cover and foreword by César Peris.
20th of Marz 2015, Concert by pianist Juan García Collazos in Museo Provincialde Teruel, inside the cultural program of Fundación CAI, including piano works by Antonio Ballestín, Miguel Angel Remiro, Isaac Albéniz, Antón García Abril, Padre Soler, Maurice Ravel y Oscar Esplá. http://museo.deteruel.es/DPT/museoprovincial/home.nsf/evento/20_03_2015_3665554
12th of Marz 2015, premier of Cabaret-Concert “Las Memorias comatosas de Paquita La Ibérica”, in Sala Mompou, Barcelona. This is a colective composition by Associació Catalana de Compositors with idea, libreto and scene direction by EduardoDiago, including works by Cristina Vilallonga, Eduardo Diago, Marcos Bosch, Antonio Ballestín, Gheorghe Motatu, Armand Grébol, Gonzalez de la Rubia and Anna Bofill. Performing Estela Barrientos (cantante), Juan Campabadal (actor), Mariona Sarquella (piano), Marta Pons (cello), Eduardo Javier Ysla (clarinet), Erica Ponce (coreografy and “canción del Jamón”) y Juan Campabadal (video).
Antonio Ballestín meets the Huesca Big Band in a Master Class / Workshop. The session will consist of a speech about the writing process of his composition “Cierzo”. After, the piece will be rehearsed in order to be part of “Huesca Big Band” repertoire and its new CD. The piece belongs to the repertoire of “Bitácora-Septet”, which is Antonio Ballestín ś own regular band.
13th April 2014, during the “IV Jornadas de Violonchelo” in Huesca, an arrangement of the hit “The Final Countdown” by Europe was commissioned to Antonio Ballestín,. The piece will be performed by an orchestra consisting of cellos exclusively, of different levels.
Next January I’m pleased to present two concerts known as “Labordeta Lírico”. These concerts are based on 12 Aragonese composers, originally for orchestra and vocals, arranged and adapted for piano.
- María Eugenia Boix- Soprano
- Mariano Valdezate- Tenor
- Antonio Ballestín- Piano and arrangements
- Javier Arés- Artistic and choral director
Coro de Voces Blancas del Conservatorio de Zaragoza.
04.01.2014, Palacio de Congresos de Jaca, 20.30:
08.01.2014 Teatro Principal de Zaragoza, 20.30.